• Short Summary

    STUDENT VIOLENCE IN MONTEVIDEO WAS RENEWED ON THURSDAY FOLLOWING A MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION. THE DEMONSTRATION WAS?

  • Description

    STUDENT VIOLENCE IN MONTEVIDEO WAS RENEWED ON THURSDAY FOLLOWING A MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION. THE DEMONSTRATION WAS PEACEFUL. SOME 70,000 PEOPLE WALKED IN THE FUNERAL PROCESSION FOR A STUDENT SHOT DEAD BY POLICE DURING AN EARLIER DEMONSTRATION, BUT LATE ON THURSDAY NIGHT HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS RAN RIOT IN THE CAPITAL'S BUSINESS DISTRICT. THEY THREW PETROL BOMBS, AND SMASHED WINDOWS AS THEY CHANTED THEIR DEMANDS FOR THE DISMISSAL OF THE POLICE CHIEF.

    THE INITIAL STUDENT RIOTING WAS IN PROTEST AGAINST A RAID ON THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY BY POLICE SEARCHING FOR A PRESIDENTIAL ADVISER WHO WAS KIDNAPPED BUT LATER RELEASED.

    SINCE THEN THERE HAVE BEEN ALMOST DAILY CLASHES BETWEEN MILITANT STUDENTS AND POLICE, AND ANGER REACHED FEVER PITCH WITH THE SHOOTING DEAD OF A 28-YEAR-OLD DENTAL STUDENT.

    LABOUR UNIONS HAVE SUPPORTED THE STUDENTS WITH TOKEN STRIKES WHICH HAVE CLOSED SHOPS, OFFICES, AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, AND STOPPED PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

    THE GOVERNMENT HAS TAKEN A HARD LINE WITH THE STUDENTS AND STRIKERS AND HAS BEEN SEEKING THE DISMISSAL OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4CG9HN3QH1RSGZB8XYSAB3TLA
    Media URN:
    VLVA4CG9HN3QH1RSGZB8XYSAB3TLA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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